With the average cost of replacing uPVC windows and doors on the home running to thousands of pounds, it’s something not welcomed by the homeowner. The substantial outlay of hard-earned funds and the inconvenience of building work mean any alternative demands investigation. There is a relatively new home improvement that is becoming increasingly popular, which extends the life of existing uPVC windows and can completely revive and revitalise the exterior of a property. This superb alternative is called uPVC spraying and involves painting uPVC fixtures with weatherproof specialist paint; we’ll look at the process and applications of this great home improver.
What Is uPVC Spraying?
The uPVC spraying process protects your uPVC windows by forming a molecular cross bond with the plastic surfaces, extending the fixtures’ lifespan for another 10 – 15 years. An experienced team normally completes the task of spraying the home in a single day with no messy building work and minimal inconvenience. There is a wealth of different paint colours and finishes available to choose from, enabling the homeowner to improve the overall kerb and aesthetic appeal, improving the property’s value. This process also helps the environment as old plastics and waste uPVC is not recyclable and eventually result in a landfill. Let’s look at the process in more detail now.
The Spraying Process
When partnering with a well-established uPVC spraying specialist, they will first make sure there is a safe, clean working environment and all of your possessions have been removed or protected. They then follow these steps –
- The windows or other fixtures are cleaned and degreased with specialised products designed to prepare the surfaces for the best application of the paint.
- Mastic sealant is then removed to ensure full and complete coverage of paint.
- Surfaces are then rubbed with an abrasive, which is essential for the paint bonding to take place.
- Glass and brickwork are then masked up to prevent any over-spray.
- Using specialist equipment, the paint is then applied in multiple coats, a mist coat followed by one or two finishing topcoats.
- After a short drying period, the windows are de-masked, and the sealant is re-applied in a matching colour.
This short, relatively simple process completely transforms the windows and doors of any home; the process can also be used to refresh facias, garage doors, gutters, and any other uPVC fixtures on the exterior of a property.
Other Uses of uPVC Spraying
This versatile home improvement is also being used with great effect on conservatories, sunrooms, and summer houses, enabling the homeowner to save money and increase the value of their family home. uPVC spraying also has internal applications and is increasingly popular to transform kitchens; it uses the same process on cupboard doors, drawer fronts and plinths to revitalise this important family area.
The transformational properties of uPVC spraying have many benefits and open up a world of possibilities for the homeowner; if you’re worried about the replacement cost of your windows, give your local specialist a call today!